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September 2002

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This beautifully decorated ledge-type Gypsy caravan, made in Reading in about 1910, is currently on temporary display at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL).

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The opinions expressed are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Editor or the Society.

Vol 26 No 1 - September 2002

Editor: John Gurnett

Feature Articles

Pay-to-View. Current information is online. See description and status

The Reading Wagon by Janet Keet-Black

Catholic recusancy in Berkshire by Tony Hadland

The Berkshire Yeomanry 1794-2000 by Simon Frost


National Burial Index - contains update information which is included in article on the Berkshire Burial Index

Minutes of the 27th AGM
Chairman’s report
Report and Accounts


Letters to the Editor

The Bulletin includes items on:

New Society President
The Edwardian Country House
Hearth Tax, Statistical database
Honorary membership
London Metropolitan Archives
Berkshire Family History ‘Introduction to Family History’ Classes
REME Museum at Aborfield
Wiltshire wills project, Victoria Cross
Museum of English Rural Life
1901 Census
BRO digitisation project
New parish registers at the BRO
Army deserters and Queen Victoria.

Help wanted

SARGEANT by Barbara Green
Richard GOUGH by Allan Gough
William SLEATH by Graham Sleath
George Houstoun REID by Patricia Ford

Book Ends - These are included in our collected list of Book Reviews

Members’ interests -These are included in our comlete list of members interests

Research Centre - See the Research Centre pages

Postal research services - See current details

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updated 8th September 2002